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This also applies to cable, chain, and webbing.

Gear that is anchored includes anchors, rocks, trees, tripods, trucks, etc.

A "bight" is a simple loop in a rope that does not cross itself.

A "bend" is a knot that joins two ropes together. Bends can only be attached to the end of a rope.

A "hitch" is a type of knot that must be tied around another object.

"Descending devices" (e.g., ATCs, Brake Bar Racks, Figure 8s, Rescue 8s, etc) create friction as their primary purpose. The friction in descending devices is always considered when calculating forces.

The "Safety Factor" is the ratio between the gear's breaking strength and the maximum load applied to the gear (e.g., 5:1).

Locking Items

You can lock an item in vRigger so it won't move when you click it with your mouse. Locking is especially helpful after inserting a picture that you want to use as a background image.

To lock an item

Select one or more items on the workspace and then Do one of the following:

  • Choose Lock Item in the Attributes group on the Home toolbar.
Lock Button

When an item is locked, a small padlock (Padlock) appears in the center of that item and all interaction with the item is ignored.

To unlock an item

Do one of the following to unlock an item:

  • Click the small padlock (Padlock) in the center of the item.
  • Click on the small padlock (Padlock) that appears next to the item's name in the selection pane.
  • Choose Unlock All in the Attributes group on the Home toolbar.